Volume 96, Issue 64
Thursday January 23, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Thursday January 23, 2003 -1:45 p.m.

Double cohort tally:
Universities short by 10,000

Preliminary figures on the number of university applications were released yesterday, and the results are staggering.

As of Jan. 15, 515,983 applications were received at the Ontario Universities Application Centre, representing an 84.3 per cent increase over the previous year.



War on drugs a failure
Study endorses policy of harm prevention


A scathing report regarding Canada's official policy on the treatment of drug problems and its drug enforcement policies was recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Analyses conducted by the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention suggest that a maximum of five per cent of the global illegal drug flow is seized by law enforcement agencies, the study explained.



Cigarettes good for the brain?
Still cause plethora of deadly cancer
 

It turns out that smoking may actually be beneficial for you in your old age – that is if the lung cancer and heart disease don't kill you first.

Researchers from the University of Manitoba recently released a study in the journal Neurochemical Research, which suggests that large doses of nicotine may help to protect the brain from Alzheimer's disease.



London's face becoming increasingly multicultural

It's great to be Canadian, eh?

According to the 2001 census by Statistics Canada, there has been an increase in the amount of people who consider their ethnic background to be Canadian. There is also an increase in visible ethnic minorities here in London, the census finds.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> "Not everyone gets to say they found moons": moon-finder
> Caught in the web: An apology to all women: you deserve better
> News Briefs



Dave Picard/Gazette
BIG DEAL - CAN SHE DO THE LOCOMOTION? Christine Chan, a first-year ASC student, and her fellow break dancers tore it up in the UCC atrium yesterday.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

You know those cameras that doctors use during a colonoscopy to look inside a patient's rectum? Even that footage would have been preferable to National Security, an early contender for the title of 2003's worst movie.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> Tim Horton trivia
> Shukvision: Super Bowl showoffs
> CD REVIEWS: Deborah Cox, Sonny Landreth
> Singing the praises of Nickelback

SPORTS

Purple Pipe: Derek Rhodenizer

The fencing team is getting a lot of love this week (a full page feature will appear in the sports section tomorrow), but the performance of Derek Rhodenizer of the fencing team deserves recognition, and it comes in the form of the famous Purple Pipe.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:
> Weekend throwdown at Thompson
> Got $650 million? Buy the Dodgers

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Canada's multicultural smorgasboard: Part I of II

We sat down seven Western students from diverse backgrounds and cultures to discuss what multiculturalism and living as a young Canadian means to them.


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